The State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore is The Blue Ridge Institute!
For over 30 years Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute & Museum has documented the folkways of the people living in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through gallery exhibits, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, the Blue Ridge Farm Museum, the Blue Ridge Heritage Archive, and innovative outreach programming, the BRI promotes a special understanding of regional folklife for all ages and audiences. At the same time the Institute's focus adds a unique element to Ferrum College's modern academic programs. Learn More...
Museum Galleries—Free Admission; Farm Museum—Admission is charged and varies by program, tour types, and hands-on activities Spring, Fall, and Winter: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Summer (mid-May – mid-August): Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Farm Museum—Admission is charged and varies by program, tour types, and hands-on activities. *Disclaimer - this innformation is provided for your travel planning, please call or visit the website for hours of operation.
Visit the BRI online exhibits here.
20 Museum Drive Ferrum, VA 24088 (540) 365-4416
This is part of the series "100 Things to See and Do within 100 Miles" of The Claiborne House.
Directions from The Claiborne House to Blue Ridge Institute (just 8 miles):
ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?